A Cure for the Common Craig

A Cure for the Common Craig

A horror, trash, sci-fi, action podcast. The Common Craig, his wife, Nicole, and other contributors, discuss genre movies with their own brand of whimsical wit. Join them as they withstand the lengthy horrors of segments like the FOCUS OF FEAR! They decide whether a movie survives to live on in their collection, or meets a grisly demise in AMASS OR MURDER! Their bloodlust demands that an anthology movie does battle with itself, in the ANTHOLOGY DEATHMATCH! Will these depraved despots ever release and discuss their captives from the DUNGEON OF DIRECTORS? Or are they too busy carving up someone's career in another ACTOR AUTOPSY? The only way to find out, is to listen! Allow this to be YOUR cure, as well.

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October 8, 2021 162 min

It's the return of the October ritual. Time for the 17th Annual A-Z of Horror Festival. There's no time to waste, on to the movies! This episode, it's A-G! Moaning egg things burst and get green goo all over unsuspecting investigators, which causes them to explode from within, causing a grisly trail of human hamburger gore. Join the coffee cult or die, in Alien Contamination (1980)! More aliens, this time invading New Z...

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It has been two years of A Cure for the Common Craig. And it stands to reason that the show could eventually lead to an apocalypse of some sort. So we may as well begin to accept that responsibility, by kicking off year three with the APOCAVERSARY! Can you think of a better way to celebrate, than by featuring an apocalyptic mess of an 80s action trash movie? Futuristic punk gangs from 1994, decapitation, a crystal skull mask, a sun...

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Lucio Fulci is resurrected from our Dungeon of Directors! Can you ever have too much Italian horror or gore? I have a feeling that Lucio would say no. Especially in regards to eyeball violence. Get ready for Lucio's Gates of Hell trilogy! Or is that his Apocalypse Trilogy? Whatever it is, we begin within the limits of the City of the Living Dead (1980). A wonderful place to visit, where people are subjected to storms of maggots...

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Sometimes you just have to take a little break from the multi-movie, themed episodes. And when you do, it's time to dive back into the Vestron Video Collector's Series! But which movie do we choose? Well, when you've got two brothers running a restaurant, with the brain (and eyeballs) of their deceased uncle in a jar in the backroom, it sounds like the recipe for a smorgasbord of gruesome delight! And when their uncle d...

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August 12, 2021 136 min

Happy Friday the 13th, listeners! It's summer and this just feels like the perfect season to spend a little time with our pal, Jason. As ridiculous as it may sound, if you thought The Final Chapter was actually the end, you were sadly mistaken. It's a whole New Beginning, because Jason Lives! First up, it's a Friday the 13th whodunit! And we're not talking about the mystery of who made those damn enchiladas. If Jaso...

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It's the conclusion to the Summer of Hammer, and it's time to get evil! And we're not talking regular evil, here. This is pure, ancient evil! Wait, is the devil on horseback? Well, no. You'll have to get your cowboys versus Satanists jollies, elsewhere. But Christopher Lee has finally arrived in the Summer of Hammer! And he's here to thwart a Satanic cult, while riding (in a car) headlong into battle against the...

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Hammer fanatics, get ready! Because the Summer of Hammer is here to seduce you, with a pair of creature features! Oliver Reed uses his charm, and a typical passionate performance, to win our hearts. Despite the fact that he would prefer to eat us. The full moon will have you howling for this early Hammer classic, Hammer's only feature film foray into werewolf lore. It's The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)! And then from there,...

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The Summer of Hammer continues and it's time for adventure! Wait. Adventure? Hammer did so much more than just horror! First, travel back to the dawn of time, where the dangers of giant iguanas, turtles and bathing are ever present! Well, probably not enough bathing. It's One Million Years B.C. (1966)! And then from there, set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance, as you drift into the Sargasso Sea, with kille...

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The Summer of Hammer begins! The legendary British studio receives the multi-episode treatment that it truly deserves. First up, Hammer calls in a favor from Hong Kong, as the Shaw Brothers lend their kung-fu expertise, in a martial arts/horror spectacular! The seven brothers, and their one sister, do battle with the lord of all vampires, Dracula! Oh, and seven other vampires. That's right, it's The Legend of the 7 Golden V...

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When a pair of New Yorkers create a British production studio, you get Amicus! Generally considered to be the primary rival of Hammer Films, as far as British horror output, in the 1960s and 70s. And if Amicus were the masters of one thing, it was the horror anthology film. We've chosen three of their anthology classics to square off, head-to-head, in our Anthology Deathmatch format! First up, with stories based on those featur...

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It's the Common Craig's birthday! And it's our 50th episode! What a wonderful time for an 80s Italian splatterfest! First up, be very cautious when accepting free passes to a movie theater. You might end up with a bunch of random people who start turning into demons. Then they'll start getting blood, green goo and pus all over you. Demons (1985) is generally not a pretty sight. And if you live in a large apartment c...

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Is it still halfway to Halloween? Eh, it's close enough. It's time for our Halfway to Halloween special! Which will hopefully be the first in a series of annual episodes covering the Halloween series. Because, you know, October is already loaded with the annual A-Z of Horror Festival. We're kind of busy. But this time of year is ripe for an annual tradition! So, believe it or not, we're going to kick things off with...

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Time to cleanse your palate of all that horror! Grab your swords and sandals, call out to your animal allies and get ready to cut some choice dinosaur meats! First up, Perseus must find a way to become the Gorgon slayer, or the Princess Andromeda will be served up as fish food for the Kraken, in Clash of the Titans (1981)! A complete lunatic, and his trio of witches, are out to sacrifice the children of the local townspeople to the...

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Muwahahahaha! And you thought that last episode was long. We hope that the conclusion was worth the wait! This one should keep you busy for a while. It's a marathon of an episode, featuring discussions of some of the greatest horror films of all time, including the Common Craig's personal favorite! The 1970s deserve it. These movies deserve it. And you, the listener, you deserve it.

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It has been longer than usual since the last episode was released, but what we have for you now is an absolute epic. And it's only part one! Join us, as we select one winning horror movie from each of the first five years of the 1970s. We'll be discussing some true classics of the genre, while also revisiting a few favorites. And then from there, the Common Craig obviously cannot resist discussing the runners-up, as well! M...

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February 14, 2021 82 min

Happy Valentine's Day, listeners! This date marks the 90th anniversary of Universal Pictures release of Dracula from 1931, starring Bela Lugosi. Join us in celebrating not only a legendary horror film and performance, but also a classic piece of cinema history.

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A different kind of TITLE VERSUS TITLE! An original squares off against a dreaded remake. We bring to you, the listener, two tales of family strife, troubled daughters and cursed videotapes. Are you Team Sadako or Team Samara? Do you prefer volcanos? Or perhaps a lack of horses is more desirable? We'll cover each film and discuss some of the differences, along with our personal preferences. And then from there, decide the victo...

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We return to the Vestron Video Collector's Series, as we venture into the Waxwork (1988)! Twice. Kind of. But not really. Because despite being a sequel, Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992), has nothing to do with any waxworks, at all. Well, you'll hear what I'm talking about. Featuring the superb acting talents and rollicking adventures of Zach Galligan and other thespians of the utmost quality! Okay, I'm having a litt...

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We debut the Crypt of Creators, by snatching Herbert George right out of his time travelling adventures! We begin by discussing adaptations of two of his most famous works. First up, the Martian invasion is a go! Orson Welles causes a stir and PERHAPS mass hysteria, in his radio adaptation of one of H.G.'s most celebrated pieces of science fiction, when a cylindrical ship crashes in Grovers Mill, New Jersey in 1938. Then, those...

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December 16, 2020 105 min

Maybe it doesn't quite feel like it this year, but it IS that time of year! Get ready for another dose of HO-HO-HOLIDAY HORROR! First, we have a kid who has such a strong desire to touch his babysitter's boob, that he comes up with a home invasion scheme that takes some unexpected twists in Better Watch Out (2016). Then, we run across little creatures that multiply when you throw water on them! But snow is fine and not wate...

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